Former Japanese amateur standout Takaaki Kamikawa has been awarded a professional B license ahead of his proposed debut.
Kamikawa, who was various domestic competitions, hasn't yet got a date for his debut though we do have some pretty expectations for him given that he's got very good amateur experience. That experience is not just domestic but is also international and in 2008 he competed at the Youth World Championships in Mexico. Although Kamikawa was eliminated in his first fight at that tournament he'll still have had the experience of fighting at that level.
Not only was Kamikawa interesting for his amateur success but also because he's a "bigger" fighter having competed in the amateurs as a Middleweight. With the domestic scene at Middleweight being thin there is every chance Kamikawa could be "fast tracked" into the domestic rankings after just 2 or 3 fights.
Kamikawa is one of two high profile fighters to have passed their license tests recently alongside Kohei Kashino who is set to debut on September 17th. We'll admit we don't know much about Kashino but he has been making headlines in Japan over the last few days, likely due to the fact he is highly educated.
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